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By David O'Neill

Bioconstruction – Building the Natural Way

In the past number of years, business owners have become ever more accepting of the need for accountability, particularly in the area of emissions (…)

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Passive House – Innovation with Comfort

By David O'Neill

The creative ingredients involved in an external design are manifold. Location and climate, materials and vision; all of these factors combine to form an (…)

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Culture at Massive Scale

BEAR Construction — By Dan Scanlon

The Old Chicago Post Office is a massive building spanning 2.5 million square feet across three city blocks, all of which stood unused and (…)

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A Green Response to the Housing Crisis

By David O'Neill

In March and April of 2020, the US economy lost almost 22 million jobs across all sectors, leaving the unemployment rate at 14.7%. Almost (…)

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Solid Foundations for a Long Lasting Legacy: Respect,...

Shannon Construction — By Joanne Kelter

Among all the hype about technological developments in construction, an important point about how the industry actually works cannot be overstated: it all begins (…)

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Built to Last

Forterra — By Dan Scanlon

Sustainability needs to be more than just a vague goal for a company – it has to become part of its ethos. It is (…)

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Pipe Material Selection Greatly Reduces Excess Soil C...

CCPPA — By Paul Imm, P.Eng

In December 2019, the Province of Ontario announced that they were phasing in a new regulation under the Environmental Protection Act that, in addition (…)

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Simplified Supply Chain Solutions

Command Alkon — By Dan Scanlon

Logistics has long been the Gordian knot of the construction industry. A wild tangle of processes, the inherent complexity of supply chains and their iron-clad importance to every aspect (…)

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The Difference is Creativity

Proform Construction Products — By Dan Scanlon

An abundance of creativity is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when describing the attributes of a leading precast concrete manufacturer. (…)

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Making Every Journey

IECS — By Joanne Kelter

In construction, it is often said that the best solutions are the simplest—the most direct and straightforward. According to Vice President Greg Arvai, Ontario (…)

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Answering the Green Question

USGBC — By David O'Neill

The road to improvement is one that comes with many questions. Regardless of the context or topic, self-reflection and planning is a vital component (…)

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Creating History

Plastics Pipe Institute — By David O'Neill

Within certain sectors of the construction industry, there seems to be a resistance to change. Heritage and reputation are hard won commodities and, regardless (…)

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Growth Through Diversity

S3 Precast — By David O'Neill

Changing directions and incorporating new product lines is nothing new in the construction industry, or any other for that matter. Businesses are at the (…)

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Pipeline to Success

NAPF — By Dan Scanlon

Industries develop on unique paths. The story of the United States can, in one way, be told as the story of intrepid people forging (…)

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No Shortcuts

NSG Life Safety — By Joanne Kelter

“We don’t take shortcuts,” says Daniel J. Chauvin because, as he explains, “there are no shortcuts with life safety”. As President of NSG Life (…)

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Ready to Lead Change

Plasson USA — By David O'Neill

Modern markets, particularly those within the construction industry, move at their own pace. Each one dances to its own specific beat, reacting and evolving (…)

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Strength Through Innovation

QuakeWrap — By Ross Walsh

When asked about being awarded Life Member status by the national American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Prof. Mo Ehsani responds jokingly “That just (…)

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Prodigious Projects on the Prairies

Inland Pipe and Ocean Pipe — By Dan Scanlon

The Prairies cover an almost inconceivable stretch of land across Western Canada. At nearly 690,000 square miles, you could fit France inside with some (…)

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Growth with Integrity

Insulated Roofing Contractors — By David O'Neill

In order to be successful, a business must be ready to meet multiple demands from an array of sources. These demands; such as products (…)

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Exoskeletons – Where Science Fiction Meets Construction

By David O'Neill

In an ideal scenario, health and safety would not need to be a consideration in a professional setting. The idea of risking your life, (…)

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Smart Cities

By David O'Neill

While nations are at various stages of what is evidently a non-linear and inequitable recovery, the trajectory is finally, moving forward. After eighteen exhausting (…)

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Augmented Reality – The Future is Visual

By David O'Neill

Industry leaders within the construction world know how to get things done. In fact, given that buildings and structures have been around as long (…)

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Growth with a Group Mentality

Sterling Ridge Group — By Will Henderson

Growth is a key aspect of any business. At a moment’s notice, costs can rise and local and global markets are always liable to (…)

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Pick Your Horse Early

Callahan Construction Managers — By Stephen Callahan

Making the case for early CM selection with a robust preconstruction process vs the traditional design / bid / build project delivery method. At (…)

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Building Structures for Collaboration and Constructio...

Empirehouse — By Joanne Kelter

“Teamwork, innovative, going above and beyond. I think if we live by those rules, everything that we’re talking about changes the way a subcontractor (…)

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Fifty Years with a Family Focus

V. Paulius & Associates — By David O'Neill

Business does not remain static for long. Each year brings developments, adaptations and new ideas, clients can often look for things faster, better and (…)

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Strength in Numbers

Evercast — By David O'Neill

Throughout the construction world, branding is key. To staff and company leaders, the goals and principles that drive their organization are evident; these mechanisms (…)

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Flying the Flag for Kansas City

IBC — By David O'Neill

Any start-up business will invariably be faced with challenges, many of these are common and expected. Attempting to gain a foothold in the market, (…)

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Educating for the Future

Atlantic TNG LLC — By Will Henderson

Being part of a family business is unlike any other job. It is instilled in you from a young age and training begins long (…)

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Breaking the Mold

Stone & Company — By Dan Scanlon

There is no one path to success. Leveraging labor advantages, strategically deploying capital, or just simply hiring the best can get a company there. One or more of these practices might see your (…)

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Delivery On Time, Every Time

Cemcast Pipe and Precast — By Jim Donovan

Understanding the requirements of an industry is not an easy feat. Being able to respond to a  client’s needs, to work with them to (…)

Rebounding in Unprecedented Times

By David O'Neill

2020 will be remembered as being one of the most destructive years in living memory; a time that decimated almost all facets of human (…)

Taking the High Road

A-1 Chipseal & Rocky Mountain Pavement — By Jim Donovan

There are companies in every industry that attempt to offer turnkey solutions to their clients and, while this may prove difficult to achieve, the (…)

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Solutions-Based Logistics with a Community Focus

STR Alaska — By David O'Neill

With a winter season that stretches to almost half of the year and large portions of this time being in near total darkness, it (…)

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Evolving and Thriving

S&T Group — By Dan Scanlon

Northern Ontario is awash in both natural beauty and resources. Little surprise that an array of industries have emerged in the region over the (…)

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Accepting Every Challenge

Clearway Group — By Joanne Kelter

To say yes is to make things move. To this end, Clearway deploys a comprehensive array of infrastructure solutions across sectors and models to (…)

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Generations of Success

Haren Companies — By David O'Neill

“Every story has a place, let us build the place in your story.” In every interaction, product or project, this is the goal that (…)

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Innovation with Global Potential

CarbonCure — By David O'Neill

Now, more than ever before, sustainability is at the forefront of business operations and it forms part of all essential decisions in terms of (…)

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Reimagining the World of Construction

Built Robotics — By David O'Neill

On February 18th, after almost seven months in space, the NASA Perseverance Rover landed safely on Mars. Video and audio of the landing was (…)

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Future Building, Today

ICON — By David O'Neill

Events of the past year have shown that as a society, both nationally and globally, we still have much to learn about reacting to, (…)

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A Roadmap to Green Success

By Will Henderson

With emissions growing annually and a greater acknowledgement of the need for innovation and change, New York is pressing ahead with a bold new (…)

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Strength or Flexibility – The Debate Continues…

By Maria Campbell

With a dizzying array of decisions for project managers and contractors to make, choice of materials might be the most important. The answer is (…)

The 78 Chicago

The 78 – A Home Grown Community

By Maria Campbell

With a rich foundation of culture and heritage, Chicago could quite easily choose to hang on to what it has. Instead, the city has (…)

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Community Spirit in the Heart of America

By Will Henderson

When it comes to the development of a modern airport in an ever growing region, Kansas City is looking close to home for the (…)

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Bridging the Border

By Jim Donovan

Stretching across the Detroit River, a new project, almost twenty years in the making, is aiming to strengthen historical, sporting and trade links between (…)